Food for Thought

Good in the ‘Hood is pleased to partner with Metropolitan State University and with Hamline University  in order to host the “FOOD for THOUGHT” campus food programs.

What is Food for Thought?

Working together to alleviate student hunger, FOOD for THOUGHT is designed to serve the needs of hungry students enrolled at Metropolitan State University and at Hamline University. This unique hybrid program offers registered students a generous selection of essential groceries, produce, and proteins, including culturally specific selections. In addition, we provide “Grab N Go” between class snacks to alleviate hunger and to help students maintain concentration during their classes and course work. It’s a great way for Good in the ‘Hood to partner with students to provide much-needed stability and to encourage them to continue moving forward towards their goal of graduation and the hope of a flourishing career.  

Our Objective

Our objective is to work with the students and for the students to provide nutritional subsidies that will help them move towards their respective career goals and educational objectives.

Program LocationS

Please see site details from site list below for specific site contact information.

Food For Thought at Hamline University, a Food Resource Center
Hamline University
1492 Hewitt Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Alexis Borgesen photo
Alexis Borgesen
Lexi graduated from Hamline University in 2022 with a B.A. in social justice, a concentration in law and advocacy, and a minor in political science. She is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Hamline University’s Food Resource Center to aid in increasing food access and basic needs in the Hamline community. Outside of her food access work, she partners with Foster Advocates in various capacities to uplift the voices of former fosters across Minnesota. 


Food For Thought at Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University-Library
700 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Here are our current hours of operation (May 9 – August 12) Open for in-person services: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Food box pick-up (appointment only):


Program Contact

For more information in regard to our programs and services, please contact:

Good in the ‘Hood

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